Syd Mint Two Pounds
QUEEN VICTORIA, Sydney mint proof or pattern two pounds, 1887, Jubilee head. Contact marks, particularly on the obverse field otherwise nearly FDC and excessively rare.
This coin appeared in commerce for the first time in 1996 emanating from Paris. It was offered as lot 749 in the Sotheby London sale on 6th&7th Nov 1997 in its only previous auction appearance. It would appear to be a proof presented to a VIP at the time of issue and then ended up straying from secure handling until it's recent appearance. It may well be ex Murdoch Collection.
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QUEEN VICTORIA, Sydney mint proof or pattern two pounds, 1887, Jubilee head. Contact marks, particularly ...